Hans Remembers-Sunday June 1, 1969- In the last day of their Montreal bed-in- John Lennon and Yoko Ono record “Give Peace A Chance” with the assistance of Timothy Leary, The Smothers Brothers, Phil Spector, Petula Clark, Dick Gregory, Derek Taylor, Murray The K. and Allen Ginsberg. The anti-war song was written by John Lennon but credited to Lennon-McCartney -The Beatles were still together after all- Paul had nothing to do though with the song. It was recorded in room 1742 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. Released as a single it went to #14 on the US Hot 100 and #2 in the United Kingdom. The song quickly became an anti-war and counterculture anthem. John and Yoko did a lot of things in 1968-69 that still seem rather questionable- this isn’t one of them. “Give Peace A Chance” is one of three Lennon solo songs that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame lists on their 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll.